Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Birdwatchers' Billboard

Ever wondered what Birdwatchers listen to?

1) Padosan Apni Murgi ko Rakhna Sambhaal from Jaadugar
2) Maare Hivda Mein Naache Mor from Hum Saath Saath hain
3) Teetar ke do Aage Teetar from Mera Naam Joker
4) Panchi Banu Udti Phiroon from Chori Chori
5) Panchi Nadiyaan from Refugee
6) Tota Maina ki Kahaani from Fakira
7) Kabootar Ja from Maine Pyaar Kiya
8) Do Hanson ka Jodaa from Ganga Jamuna
9) Jhoot Bole Kauva Kaate from Bobby
10)You are my Chicken Fry from Rock Dancer

(The above entry is part of an effort made by several members of the Birdwatchers’ Society. In April 2006, post a daylong camp at Uppalpadu, Guntur we came back with pelicanbeaksful of bird sightings and for a few posts, spoke of nothing but Pelicans and Herons (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 ). Enroute to camp, to fruitfully utilize travel time a list of hindi songs with bird references in them was drawn up. What started off as a game with four people soon had pretty much the entire birding group trying to hazard guesses and recall songs old and new. We’ll be back with ten more entries in the next post.)


Yamini said...

The following come to mind immediately:
1. Pankh hoti to ud aati re from Sehra.
2. Main ban ki chidiya banke from Achut Kanya
3. Chun chun karti aayi chidiya from Ab Dilli Door Nahin

Hope that helps :)

Shweta said...

Hey Sharada! Is the last one from Yamini's suggestions on our list? I cannot recall it. But good job, I say.

Sharada said...

True, the last one is not there in our magnum opus. Shall add it duly. Thanks Yamini!
Ermm..err..I am sorry.. There aren't 101 but only 68 songs..erm heh heh! Squeak. (runs away and lies low in Siberia for next week).

workhard said...

Very creative indeed.


Sharad said...

Hello Sharada,

Stumbled upon this post quite by accident and remembered the trip to Uppalapadu. This activity certainly made that trip memorable and fun! Remembered a few more songs- not sure if you have them in your list:

1] Pinjrey ke panch rey, tera dard na jaane koi (Naagmani)
2] Panchi re o panchi, ud jaa re o panchi, mat chhed tuu yeh taraane (Hare Kaanch ki Chudiyaan)
3] Mere man ka baawra panchi, kyun baar baar bole - Lata at her sweetest
4] Ban ke panchhi gaayen pyaar kaa taraanaa (Anaadi)
5] Main tera tota, tu meri maina- an ugly song that never fails to make me cringe